Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Health Informatics Conference 2009 Call for Papers

Peter Croll, Chair of the Health Informatics Conference 2009 (HIC 09), visited today to talk about the conference. Rather than have an event on the rather dull topic of computerising old fashioned medical records, next years will look at new models of health care delivery and how ICT can support them.

call for papers

Dear Colleagues

The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) invites the submission of papers, panels and workshops for the 2009 Health Informatics Conference (HIC'09) to be held in August, 2009 in Canberra, at the Canberra Convention Centre Healthcare brings together both practitioners and information technologists in unique partnerships that fuel rapid advacements in the delivery of care. In this field of constant discovery, healthcare's use of information and communication technology continually expands the limits of the domain and has led to stunning innovations and intensely practical outcomes.

"Frontiers of Health Informatics - Redefining Healthcare" seeks to capture this diversity of achievement in linking science and medicine with information technology. Importantly, it looks at the practical systems and process issues that need to be addressed now, to meet the challenges of the future. HIC'09 is built around four key information technology themes that are driving change and innovation in Australian healthcare. Each theme looks to analyse the leading edge technologies that are being implemented and the opportunities they create. The HIC09 themes are:

  • Personalised medicine and bioinformatics
  • Next generation electronic health records
  • Innovative healthcare environments
  • Preventative Healthcare and Fitness
  • This conference highlights the multidisciplinary nature of health informatics and provides a unique opportunity to bring together the finest minds from the health care, academia, industry and non-profit organisations. It aims to forge new industry collaborations and identify potential avenues of research and development across all models of healthcare and human diseases.

    This is a truly exciting time for health informatics.

    See you in Canberra in August 2009!

    Dr Peter Croll
    Chair, Conference Organising Committee


    HIC 2009

    Healthcare brings together both practitioners and information technologists in unique partnerships that fuel rapid advancements in the delivery of care. In this field of constant discovery, healthcare's use of information and communication technology continually expands the limits of the domain and has led to stunning innovations and intensely practical outcomes.

    "Frontiers of Health Informatics - Redefining Healthcare" seeks to capture this diversity of achievement in linking science and medicine with information technology. Importantly, it looks at the practical systems and process issues that need to be addressed now, to meet the challenges of the future. HIC'09 is built around four key information technology themes that are driving change and innovation in Australian healthcare. Each theme looks to analyse the leading edge technologies that are being implemented and the opportunities they create.

    • Personalised medicine and bioinformatics
      • Discovering new knowledge in biomedicine
      • Applying knowledge in biomedicine: Informatics role in translational medicine
      • Biomedical systems: delivering personalised medicine
    • Next generation electronic health records
      • Integrating new health data sets
      • Data visualising and data management
      • Personal health records
      • Privacy, security and confidentiality
    • New Models of Healthcare Delivery
      • Monitoring systems
      • Assistive Technologies
      • Smart Homecare environments
      • Telehealth, telecare and video conferencing and virtual reality environments
      • Information innovations to support healthcare communities and social networking
      • Knowledge and education
    • Preventative healthcare and wellness
      • Chronic disease management
      • Building wellness: engaging and supporting the health consumer
      • Population monitoring and preventative health
      • Options for innovative care delivery
      • Genes and proteins to predict and prevent ill-health

    Building on HIC08's theme of "The Person in the Centre", Frontiers of Health Informatics will showcase the technologies and processes that are required to deliver the patient centric healthcare that was so clearly articulate. As an integral part of the program, the conference, through its panels and workshops will deliver a final position statement on the role of technology in redefining the delivery of healthcare in Australia.

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